I'm a beginner violinist. I'm planning to buy a used electric violin, but I don't know much about them.
Is the maintenance for an electric violin the same as with the acoustic one? Any tips on how to choose one would be highly appreciated.
What you should look for is a well built instrument, with good sound and that looks and sounds good for you.
If you are inexperienced can be good to take someone with you that is more advanced in violin playing. Anyway you can think about this:
The maintenance is very much the same, more simple actually. Cleaning rosin from your strings is one good habit to have.